Wars Last Goodbyes
Individual Record

Lesbury (St Mary the Virgin)

Inscription

Also of their eldest son

William Taylor

Who was killed in action

In France March 15 1917

Aged 37 years

And is interred in Faubourg

D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras

Place of Inscription

Lesbury (St Mary the Virgin)

Northumberland

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William Taylor

Rutherford

1879

Alnmouth, Northumberland

15th March 1917

Killed in action in an enemy raid of the trench being held by the 8th East Yorks. One machine gun was put out of action by a bomb and a bombing post was destroyed by a shell barrage. Three men were killed likely William and his two comrades who are buried next to each other at Faubourg. A number of others were wounded and/or taken prisoner of war. The regimental war diary also states that a shell, undetonated, landed in their mess kitchen.

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Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France

First World War

Private

8th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment

Royal Field Artillery, 11th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment

It seems that William wasn't pulled into the East Yorkshire Regiment until November 1916 and then sent to France. Before this he was on home duty with the a local territorial artillery unit

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